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05-15-2017, 09:30 AM
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Sami Niku signed ELC


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Great signing. Adds some much needed depth to the system. I think he'll need some defensive work on the Moose but I feel he can be an NHL dmen. Possibly top 4.

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Great News! Love to see him on the Moose this year.

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That's 4 from 2015 to have earned an ELC to date. I expect it will be 6 by the end of summer with Spacek and Gennaro following suit. Foley will get one in a year as well. Great draft for the Jets.

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Great News! Love to see him on the Moose this year.
For sure. Moose D core will be significantly upgraded.

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Pretty impressive skills in that highlight video. Skating, shot, vision.

Anyone provide some first hand knowledge about him?

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Great news indeed. It's not every day you see a 7th round draft pick sign an ELC.

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I hope he makes it to the big league.

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Welcome to NA, Mr. Niku.

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Is it guaranteed he plays with moose or will he stay in Europe one more year? Niku poolman is my hope for future bottom pairing d. Great news!

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A great pick in 7:th round. Have been improving a lot. I am not sure he will make it in NHL.

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A great pick in 7:th round. Have been improving a lot. I am not sure he will make it in NHL.
but a poster above stated he'd be a top 4 d-man. maybe he'll push Buff down to the third pairing?

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Still possible he returns to Jyväskylä after training camp, said our GM Jukka Holtari.

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but a poster above stated he'd be a top 4 d-man. maybe he'll push Buff down to the third pairing?
First Poolman, now Niku. With all this defensive depth, Buff may have to move back to forward.

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Still possible he returns to Jyväskylä after training camp, said our GM Jukka Holtari.
That's fine, whatever is best for his development. Will be nice to see him get a taste over here at least.

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He will be on the Moose to start the season. I think he has a good shot at being a call up if he improves his defensive game.

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Is it guaranteed he plays with moose or will he stay in Europe one more year? Niku poolman is my hope for future bottom pairing d. Great news!
I've no idea but I think it would benefit him to leave immediately to NA. He lacks in the defensive side and I don't think he would learn how to defend in NA playing in Liiga.

Offensively he was TOP-15 defender in Liiga last season and doesn't have much to prove here and is ofc improving all the time.

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Good to get him under contract for certain.


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Still possible he returns to Jyväskylä after training camp, said our GM Jukka Holtari.
It's possible in theory but the AHL is a more likely destination if he doesn't stick with the Jets.

Great news wth my morning coffee

Looking forward to Penticton even more now

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Anyone know what weight he played at this year?

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